California Hotel2.0 out of 5.0
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Visited hong kong from 8th dec till 14th dec 2017. Stayed at California Hotel HK, stratigically located at Tsim Sha Tsui. Booked room with 2 double bed, for 2 adult and 2 child. Hotel lobby and walkway was very clean. The room was surprisingly spacious. Heater was working great. Have an electric kettle and hairdryer. The room is cleaned everyday, fresh towels and water bottles are provided everyday. The staffs are very friendly and gave clear and accurate direction to all attractions. Tsim Sha Tsui Metro stn is just right next the hitel. Travelling to any parts of HK is so convinient. Great and pleaseant stay.
The property is in a convenient location, just walking distance to the China Ferry Terminal, Avenue of Stars, Promenade, etc. Entrance to the property is a bit hard to locate since there is no signage. From the airport, take A21 and alight at Carnarvon Road. The entrance is just between Bonjour and Standard Chartered Bank, and hop on to the lift going to level 4 for the hotel. Lobby of the property is narrow, though well-decorated and air conditioned. We just don't like the fact that guests can smoke in the waiting area, a closed space, whereas the property has a small open garden. The receptionists are friendly and accomodating. Front desk is open for 24 hours. After 10 pm, the steel doors of the building is closed, but not locked. We booked a family room. There is a free WiFi, though the connection is very slow. Towels are changed everyday. There is also a complimentary drinking water, instant coffee, electric kettle, hair blower, and safety vault. Toothbrush and slippers are also provided. Shampoo and body wash are also available. Though the room can accomodate 6 persons, the layout of the room was not as advertised. Also, we saw empty water bottles inside one of the cabinets. Below the beds are dusty, and we even saw a sack. The bathroom is very small that we often bump the wall and the ceiling while taking a shower. I'm 5'6" in height, and the ceiling of the bathroom is just a few inches from my head. I know that spaces in Hong Kong are small, but the bathroom is extremely small. The walls of the bathroom are also made of frosted glass, so we all have to go to the connecting room when one of us will take a shower. Overall, the property is good for those who just want to recharge. Personally, I wouldn't recommend this hotel.
Its really bad real bad..i stay with my wife and my mother and my 6 month old baby..i stay in 4 people room they only give us 2 bottle of water.all i ask is just another extra 1 bottle of water, but guy in receptionist wont gave us just extra 1 bottle of water..so stingy..i never experience this kind of problem in another hotel..room is small but thats not a problem, but the hotel smell cigarrtte all the time..
If you are 5'5"+ and over 65kgs than I would strongly suggest you seriously consider elsewhere, unless you are happy with wet towel wipe, or gymnastically trained; the combined toilet and shower room was not designed for a western frame! Once you got pass the above handicapped you'll fine, the bed was firm and comfortable, beneath the bed has plenty of space for storage, it has AC., tv, a small fridge, and kettle for hot water, a large bathing towel, a medium hand towel and floor towel, all in a small 'manageable' room space, for the price you paid! There was also a larger communal fridge in the communal area. I suspect the shower room ventilation wasn't working/effective, as the cold floor has plenty of condensation after a shower. As the electricity stays on after you left the room I would suggest you leave the AC on at minimum, otherwise you'll come back to a soggy floor! The staff was very helpful though. I would suggest you stay no longer than 3/4 nights!
It is normal for strategically located rooms to be small in Hong Kong with an expensive rate. Totally understand that. However the staff and reception were not friendly at all and not helpful and may come off as rude. Generally, I was told that this is normal when you come to Hong Kong. But I just expected our host to be atleast somewhat friendly but they were not at all. We asked for directions and requested for toiletries and the receptionist snapped at us. However since the location is good and nearby many halal shops in Chun King Mansion then I would suggest staying here for those reasons only. We booked a triple room and it was abit hard to maneuver in the room for three people including our travel bags. The toilet was just a shower door inside the bedroom itself. Wished we stayed elsewhere which would be more comfortable for three people. Won't recommend to stay here. Better pay more to stay somewhere nearby with a bigger space.
Fact: HK is really expensive. I read reviews on trip advisor but didn't think much about them. I didn't want to spend the extra money so I just decided to book it. After all, it's just a place to sleep. Once we got there, we realized we probably should have spent the extra money. There was no room to put our suitcases down to even open them. The toilet is inside the shower and barely big enough to use. The whole thing smells like smoke so if you have asthma, you can't stay here. It was really hard on my family because it was uncomfortable to stay as we aren't the smallest Americans. Other than the physical aspect, the people were very nice. The wifi wasn't bad. It wasn't a bad location. The cleaning staff was so nice and helpful. If you can handle all of the above, then do it! If not, and you're spoiled like me, then I recommend paying the extra money to stay somewhere else.
I got a very small double room without enough space to move. Literally you will just sleep here , however, you won't be able to relax as the bed and pillows are not that comfy. When u open your door you will immediately bump into your bed. If you have a big luggage it will not fit unless you put it under your bed. The toilet I got has a bigger space than the usual but it has a pungent smell. The bathroom door is made of transparent glass but you can pull down the curtain for privacy. A small tv and fridge is provided and both of them are hanging on the wall. have glasses and water heater but the glasses are dirty. *toothbrush & toothpaste *slippers *hair dryer *towels Towels are changed everyday. While bedding is replaced every 3 days ( for long stays) If you are lucky, you will be able to stay in a spacious room. please request room in 4th floor they are much better than the ones in 11th floor. Hotel is better than those in chungking. Hongkong is known to have small spaces so don't be shock.
The room is very small, bathroom also can't take shower because too small. We stayed there 4 night never change bad sheet and tower. Wifi also can not use. Hairdryer also don't have so i called and ask to reception, she told me that come and take at reception and after use put back there!
I lived in Guangzhou, China for 2 years so Hong Kong was my weekend escape. If you're in Hong Kong and are on a budget then this is your place! This place is low budget so don't get your hopes up for something fancy...but for a single female traveler I always felt safe here. They do have different size rooms...some were as big as a closet and others were big enough for about 4 people. You just have to make sure you're paying attention when you're booking. It's in a good location in Tsim Tsha Shui area so you'll have lots of restaurants to pick from and the subway is there too. You can book on agoda.com. It's a lot safer and cleaner than the hotels in Chungking Mansions.
I stayed here twice already with my family. The first time I stayed here, I was pretty surprised on how small the room was considering we were 4 in one room, 2 queen size beds and a bathroom with no lock and pretty much see through (hey no peeking!) the bathroom was relatively small like I had to bent down to shower properly without splashing the water, For my second time, we were able to get a bit bigger room since we were five with my aunt coming with us. Still the bathroom had no lock but at least there was a cloth covering the bathroom already. What I liked about this hotel is, it is near the mtr station, just 5 mins away. Also, there are a number of restaurants and fast food restaurants near by and a convenience store, even a money changer. Wifi issues, the first stay that I had we didn't have wifi in our room, we had to go to the lobby to use the wifi their, for the second time, we were on the 11th floor (still part of California Hotel), we had wifi in the room already. which pretty much worked okay. You won't be able to see the hotel right away since it doesn't have any signage so you better ask for their exact directions and a landmark to point where the hotel is located. Overall the stay was alright. I just hated the fact that it was a bit off using the elevator as it is very small and there are other tenants from the building who use it too.
- Steps from Nathan Road Shopping District and Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- 24-hour business center
- 24-hour front desk
Located in Tsim Sha Tsui, California Hotel is next to popular attractions like Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre and K11 Shopping Mall. Each of the 60 rooms at this hotel includes a refrigerator, an electric kettle, and an LED TV. Centrally located in Kowloon, the hotel is also a short walk from Canton Road and Harbour City.
Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.
All of California Hotel's 60 soundproofed rooms provide refrigerators, electric kettles, and free local calls. Guests can expect free WiFi and 24-inch LED TVs with digital channels. Pillowtop beds sport Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters, and bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include free bottled water and safes.
At California Hotel, guests have access to free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour business center, and a computer station. If you drive, take advantage of free offsite parking. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with tours or tickets, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include express check-in, express check-out, and free newspapers.
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20% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 85 reviews